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Two Futures for Lake Worth

Dredging has brought new life and new questions for the 100-year-old reservoir.
JEFF PRINCE
A silvery fish jumps in the air, curls toward the sun, and lands with a splashy smack before disappearing back into the water. Not an uncommon occurrence at a lake, until you consider that this happened last week near the south...
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Latest From Blotch
UNVEILING BIG TEX'S NEW SHIRT BY DICKIES (photo courtesy State Fair)

Is Big Tex’s New Shirt Good, Bad Or Ugly?

Jeff Prince
Western shirts can look really good or really bad depending on the style. And on whom is donning them. Big Tex just got a new one. The shirt doesn’t do much for me. But hardly anything looks good or fits correctly on that...
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Fort Worth artist Neal Langham helps brew the first batch of Visionary Brew at Rahr.
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Latest From Metro
The Stockyards certainly saw its share of discreet gambling back in the day, but no casinos. Jeff Prince

Gambling on History

Stockyards supporters fear that a new zoning scheme could open the door to casinos.
JEFF PRINCE
The man with the big cowboy hat who manages Leddy’s boot store in the Stockyards presents a sharp figure. Mark Dunlap’s clothes are starched and ironed. His white hat is clean, creases sharp. The store is immaculate. He run...
Treadway, right, with Corpus: “... the idea of sharing vows with 99 other couples ... sounded perfect for us.” Lee Chastain
Melaku: Because of “the ones we left behind and those who died, we now have a second chance.” Brian Hutson
Dansby posed with a Good Hands Crew last year. Courtesy Kyev Tatum
 
Latest From Music Feature
With help from two guys in major label indie-rockers White Denim, 25-year-old Crowley singer-songwriter Leon Bridges is working on his debut album. Erin Margaret Alison Rambo

Wonderful World

A big indie-rock band and talented newcomer come together in a likely place.
ANTHONY MARIANI
High-waisted Wranglers: bringing musicians together since, well, since two months ago. It all started at the Near Southside watering hole The Boiled Owl, where Austin Jenkins, guitarist in the major- label Austin/Fort Worth/Dal...
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Gollay: I’m pretty introverted by nature, though I become a different person onstage.”
Blocker (center): “Pleasing everybody is hard, so we’ll see how that goes.”
 
Latest From 2nd Thought
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Whistling Dixie

Confronting white society’s role in Ferguson.
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This is a strange time in American history. I don’t recognize us. And by us, I mean white people. We seethe with hatred. We’re fed up and embittered. Things aren’t going our way, and somebody needs to pay. Someone deserve...
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Latest From Static
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Blue Zone blues

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Blue Zones Project spokesperson Julie Wilson addressed the Fort Worth City Council last week, and Static kept waiting for Foghorn Leghorn to pop up somewhere and mutter, “I say, I say, son, that lady’s got more nerve than a...
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Latest From Last Call
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Take a Lefty

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If you’re one of those people who wonders what goes on in the dilapidated dives lining East Lancaster Avenue, I’d venture to say that those places are probably far tamer than your imagination. Yes, they might look dumpy and...
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Most Efficient Deal

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How big of a local music fan are you? Heck, how big of a good music fan are you? If you think you’re up there, Most Efficient Recordings’ Singles Club has a deal for you. For $40 per year, you will be treated to 12 new, pre...
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Before Stumptone releases its long-awaited third album, Adventures in Magnetism, in the fall, the North Texas quartet will play only one full-band show, this Thursday at Lola's Saloon.
Collin Herring is back in more ways than one.
 
Latest From Stage
Disney alum Anneliese van der Pol starred in Prism Theatric’s inaugural production, Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Prism Theatrics Arrives

Who says you can’t find Big Apple-type musicals in Fort Worth.
EDWARD BROWN
Matthew Blake Floyd’s professional journey has come full circle. After learning the ropes of musical theater as a student at Casa Mañana and eventually spending some time working in theater in New York City, he’s returned ...
The cast of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon: The Musical! includes Haltom High alumni and local drama teachers.
Curtain call featuring (from left to night) Buddy Brae, Corrie Donovan, Cecily Gordon, Chrisian Bester, Ricky Ian Gordon, Colleen Mallette, Jenna Meador, Amy Stewart, Alison Whitehurst, and Anthony Fortino
John Forkner, Scott Zenreich, Alexandra Lawrence, and Brandon Murphy star in the Phibs’ uproarious new play.
 
Latest From Eats
Mo’s pastrami sandwich is “packed to bursting.” Lee Chastain

Eat at Mo’s

This deli/Italian/Middle-Eastern joint isn’t fast, but it sure is tasty.
JIMMY FOWLER
To be honest, Mo Zaben was a little grumpy last Saturday morning when he unlocked the door to start the business day at Mo’s Best Eatery, his deli carry-out and Italian/Middle Eastern spot in South Arlington. His place has st...
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Part izakaya, part ramen house, Hanabi is all delicious.
The presentation is as dazzling as (most of) the food here. Lee Chastain
 
Latest From Chow, Baby
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One Oldie, One Goodie

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The two sides of Chow, Baby’s family could not be more different. Dad’s side is all Texas — his parents survived the Depression in Aubrey and have never really come to terms with the fact that it’s over. Mom’s side is...
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Latest From Film Reviews
Kang Dong-won cuts a terrifying figure in Kundo: Age of the Rampant.

End-of-Summer Roundup

These films are easily overlooked at the multiplex. Should they be?
KRISTIAN LIN
It’s the end of August, and the movie distributors are busy depositing all their odd entries in the smaller auditoriums at the AMC Grapevine Mills. So I’ve put together this handy guide to help you sort through this esoteri...
Chloë Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley jam around a campfire in If I Stay.
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Brendan Gleeson prepares to tend to his spiritual duties in Calvary.
 
Latest From Film Shorts
"Are You Here" staring Owen Wilson, Laura Ramsey, Zach Galifianakis opens Friday.

Film Shorts

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OPENING: Are You Here (R) The creator of TV’s Mad Men, Matthew Weiner, makes his filmmaking debut with this comedy about a man (Zach Galifianakis) who brings his friend (Owen Wilson) on a road trip to collect an inheritance f...
Dinosaur 13 opens Friday.
Calvary opens Friday.
Child of God opens Friday.
 
Latest From Arts
Disney alum Anneliese van der Pol starred in Prism Theatric’s inaugural production, Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Prism Theatrics Arrives

Who says you can’t find Big Apple-type musicals in Fort Worth.
EDWARD BROWN
Matthew Blake Floyd’s professional journey has come full circle. After learning the ropes of musical theater as a student at Casa Mañana and eventually spending some time working in theater in New York City, he’s returned ...
Fort Worth artist Neal Langham helps brew the first batch of Visionary Brew at Rahr.
Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker, By Doug J. Swanson. Viking Press; 368 pps.; $27.95
The cast of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon: The Musical! includes Haltom High alumni and local drama teachers.
 
Latest From Gallery
Robert Jessup’s “Storm Catcher”

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UNT on the Square
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Now that school’s almost back, the university galleries have started to come back to life as well. UNT on the Square offers four massive abstract paintings by Robert Jessup, including “A Prisoner in Madrid” featuring the ...
Ryan Goolsby’s “Untitled”
Allison Proulx’s “Akibahara”
Sanah Brown’s “the coat of many colors”